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Poster: FP Date: Jan 18, 2006 12:31am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Lossless video formats?

I wouldn't download a file that huge. Even with standard DSL/cable broadband, it's just too big to be practical. 23 gigs is over twice as big as an entire DVD-9 disc image.

What video do you have that's so important it deserves to be made available in a lossless format? It's gotta be something really special.

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Poster: ClaudiusMaximus Date: Jan 18, 2006 10:44pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Lossless video formats?

"I wouldn't download a file that huge."

I'm sure many people wouldn't. People said the same thing about FLAC vs MP3 not too long ago.

It would be interesting to see statistics relating to how many people download lossless (FLAC, SHN, WAV) vs lossy (Ogg Vorbis, MP3) for those items where the choice is available.

"It's gotta be something really special."

Why? As far as I can tell [*], the Internet Archive isn't concerned with value judgements about what is "worth" preserving. I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong, however.

If something is preserved, would it not be preferable to preserve the highest quality available?

Resource availability does need to be taken into account, I admit, which is partly why I asked my questions in the first place.